Air Balloon, Crickley Hill, Birdlip, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 8JY
Telephone: 01452 862541 Email: airballoon.birdlip@greeneking.co.uk

The Air Balloon Pub, Birdlip

The Air Balloon was originally two ale houses and provided for the needs of the travellers before the days of licensing. Many Balloon ascents were made from about 1784 onwards, and one Walter Powell ascended from Malmesbury and disapppeared without trace about that time. No evidence is recorded, however that he landed here! The Inn was next known as The Balloon in 1796 and recorded as the Air Balloon in 1802.

It was owned as a part of Cowley Manor Estate until the early 20th Century. Current owners Greeneking acquired the Air Balloon in January 2004, after having a refurbishment in 2010 the character and charm is still catering for the needs of todays traveller, and is a busy stop off point for all walks of life. 

There is a very busy car park which can be used, therefore ensuring that all customers can park.

We also have a new meeting room that can sit 8-36 people, depending on your preference. It can also be used for private dining and has a large window allowing a great amount of natural light in.

Directions

Take Junction 11a from the M5 onto the Brockworth bypass. Follow Crickley Hill towards Cirencester Road (A417). We are situated at the top of Crickley Hill on the Air Balloon roundabout.

Facilities

Train Station Nearby Shopping Nearby Refurbished On-site Parking Horse Racing Good for walking Golf Course Nearby

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Customer Testimonials

"Friendly, efficient service."

"nice food, good value"

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